We are proud to announce that Scope has won a Bike Motion award with the O2 wheelset in the category bike parts.
For over one-and-a-half-year Scope has been working on the development of the all new ‘Scope O2’ wheelset. Resulting in a light-weight wheelset, specially developed for off-road use on gravel- and XC mountain bikes. Both, the rim and the hub are completely developed in house in The Netherlands. After several iterative loops supported by 6 prototypes, Scope finally found the perfect balance between lateral stiffness (for efficient power transformation), and radial compliance (for comfort) in a 23-mm high, and 31-mm width full carbon rim with a 3-mm off-set. Furthermore, the rim makes use of a 25-mm internal width tubeless-ready hookless tire bed developed in cooperation with Schwalbe tires for perfect mounting, inflation, and on-pressure properties.
According the Scope philosophy, durability goes above weight. For that reason, no compromises have been made in regard to the bearings, sealing, spokes, or rim profile. Hence, in order to be best-in-class when it comes to weight as well, we developed our own LOCAL REINFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY (LRT). This unique production technology locally reinforces the rim at the spoke holes, whereas normally the entire spoke hole section is reinforced. By making use of this unique technology, Scope has been able to reduce the overall wall thickness of their rims and realized a weight reduction of 10%. This resulted in a total set weight of 1360 gram, which given the rim width, the tubeless ready system and overall durability of this wheelset is unique in the market.
The hubs are developed in collaboration with the well-known bearing manufacturer SKF, where we also provide an upgrade with Ceramicspeed bearings.
Scope won the Bike Motion Award in the category for bike components and have joined the list of other Award winners such as Specialized for the best road bike and Trek for the best mountain bike.